Monday, June 29, 2009

Road Trip Completed

This past week, my friend Joy and Haven and I took a road trip up to our beloved Oregon. It was a beautiful week. I will have more pictures and perhaps more words soon, but for now, here's a little snippet of life on the road. The mountain that comes in to view is Mt. Shasta in northern California. The music is Bruce Cockburn. You can't see it very well, but the shot of the backseat shows a snoozing baby (in the mirror).

Monday, June 15, 2009

The cutest not-flower-girl ever

Yesterday morning, after a number of days of cool June Gloom SoCal weather, we woke up to clear blue California skies. It was a perfect day for a wedding.

Aaron's sister KT married Greggles (he will tell you his name is Greg - don't believe him) yesterday, a beautiful and fun end to a wonderful (and exhausting) weekend. Aaron and Haven and I spent the weekend with Aaron's family in the midst of a flurry of wedding activities. The cake was being made at the house by a college roommate and my mother-in-law's cousins were assembling all of the absolutely GORGEOUS flower arrangements in the garage (Cousin Meg flew out from Virginia to do the flowers for the wedding!). And there were showers and rehearsals and dinners and s'mores and wine and hair dressers not showing up on the day of the wedding and the best bridal party gifts EVER (that's right, the bride sewed a bag for each of her bridesmaid - each bag was different, to match the maid/matron's personality and she only had patterns for two or three of the bags. Did I mention that she made them?!?).

It was a beautiful weekend and KT and Greggles were surrounded by a host of family and friends that love and cherish them deeply, which I think is really what this is about, the community in which we participate, in which we live and move and have our being.

I have to get to bed. We are so wiped out - and I leave later this week for the mountains of southern Oregon. I will be offline for the next couple of weeks, but hopefully once I return I will be refreshed and have all sorts of insightful things to share. Or at the very least, be able to tell you what new tricks Haven is displaying.